I am an Associate Chartered Legal Executive at Irwin Mitchell based in the Chichester office.
I have worked in the Private Client team since 1999 and have specialised particularly in matters relating to elderly and vulnerable clients since 2006. In particular, I am experienced in the preparation of Powers of Attorney, applications to the Court of Protection, issues of mental capacity, undue influence, long-term care planning and administering the financial affairs of the elderly and vulnerable.
My area of specialism often involves meeting clients at the office, their home or Care/Nursing Home to discuss legal aspects relating to their deteriorating health, mental capacity, or simply keeping them updated on the administration of their financial affairs.
I have recently become a Dementia Friend.
What inspired you to get into law?
The honest answer is that I watched a lot of legal dramas on the television as I was growing up, which inspired me to get into the legal profession. I was given a careers brochure at school and was instantly drawn to the role of a Legal Executive because of the nature of the role, so worked towards achieving that goal and have never looked back.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I enjoy helping elderly and vulnerable individuals and their families by trying to alleviate their emotional worry and stress/burden regarding their financial affairs or health and care needs. I always consider what is in their best interests and strive to ensure that all their needs are met and that they receive the best support and care possible.
What do you do away from the office?
I like to spend quality time with my family and friends, fine dining, going to the theatre and holidaying. I also like to keep healthy with exercise and horse-riding.